Justin T. Woods

Justin T. Woods


Justin represents clients in connection with claims involving truck accidents, construction project disputes and injuries, and professional liability. He also defends businesses in commercial litigation cases. He has also performed coverage investigations for both insurers and policyholders.

Justin began his professional career as a claims adjuster for the largest US property and casualty insurer where he gained valuable insight and experience in evaluating serious bodily injury claims, assessing liability, and determining insurance coverage. After graduating from law school in 2010, he spent four years representing Texas-based clients in oil and gas and real estate transactions, and then five years as an insurance defense attorney, representing insurers, trucking companies, truck drivers, and non-commercial motorists in claims and litigation.

Justin also has experience representing real estate agents/brokers and accountants in professional responsibility litigation, and drafting formal coverage opinions (both commercial and personal lines) for insurers and policyholders.

Justin joined Pappas Grubbs Price PC in 2020 and is a member of the Firm’s Transportation & Trucking, Construction Litigation, Commercial & Business, Professional Liability, and Insurance Law practice groups.

Community Activities

St. Joseph’s Honey Creek Catholic Church

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Areas of Practice

Publications and Seminars

Defense Research Institute Advanced Trucking Seminar

Construction Law Foundation of Texas Annual Construction Law Conference

Trucking Industry Defense Association Annual Seminar

Defended oil and gas services company in a serious motor vehicle accident between a pickup truck and UTV resulting in a defense verdict;

Obtained a dismissal on behalf of a major national food delivery company in an alleged negligent repair and maintenance matter;

Won Summary Judgment in a matter wherein Plaintiffs in a watercraft struck the submerged pilings of a fishing pier destroyed in a hurricane;

Obtained dismissal of an affiliated trucking company in a fatal heavy mine equipment accident lawsuit;

Represented Kentucky-based wind energy focused trucking and transportation firm in multi-party federal court litigation;

Represented Texas Valley EMS provider in personal injury claims stemming from motor vehicle accident;

Defended Property & Casualty Insurer in federal court property damage case, securing a Motion for Summary Judgment in its favor;

Successfully argued Motion for New Trial nine years after entrance of what was determined to be an interlocutory Default Judgment in premises liability dog bite litigation


Texas A&M University, BS Agricultural Systems Management 2007

St. Mary’s University School of Law, JD 2010

Legal Memberships

Trucking Industry Defense Association

Defense Research Institute

Graduate of the 2021 NITA (National Institute for Trial Advocacy) Building Trial Skills course

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Honors and Awards

Thomson Reuter Super Lawyer Rising Star 2020-2024



US District Court for Southern District of Texas

US District Court for Western District of Texas